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United Way of Larimer County (UWLC) prioritizes access to high-quality, affordable child care in our community. With the average cost of early care exceeding $1200 per child, per month, providing financial support to families with low to moderate incomes is essential to ensure a healthy workforce, that child care is affordable and high quality, and the youngest children are prepared for school and succeed academically. This investment produces significant returns on both the economic and social health of our entire community.
Larimer County recently approved the distribution of $300,000 of Coronavirus Relief Funds to support families who have child care needs and who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.
The Child Care Fund will increase the number of families making low-to-moderate incomes who can access high-quality care by closing the gap between a family’s ability to pay and the amount charged by a provider.
Child care providers, nonprofit agencies, or organizations will be the only recipient of the funding. They apply on behalf of the families who qualify.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are awarded. Funds will be awarded to providers on a first-come, first-served basis.
Child care providers apply on behalf of a family.
Please note the portal will close for 2020 on December 11 at 11:59 p.m. MST.
We strongly encourage all interested applicants to submit by December 4, 2020, if possible.
All high-quality, licensed (ages 0 – 5) childcare providers or organizations who offer child care, activities, and/or enrichment programming to children ages 6-12 in Larimer County may request funds. Recipients may be nonprofit, private, or in-home providers.
To request funding, the parent/guardian of a child must meet all of the following criteria and work with their child care provider to apply for funds on their behalf:
Your donation to the Larimer County Child Care Fund is eligible for the Colorado Childcare Contribution Tax Credit (CCCTC). Donors are eligible for an additional tax benefit from the state of Colorado in which 50 percent of the contribution is deducted from taxable income.
Click here to learn more about the CCCTC.
Please select the United Way Child Care Fund from the drop down to designate funding to the Child Care Fund.
Do you have questions about the Larimer County Childcare Fund?
Submit your questions in the form below. Answers will be posted here.
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